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Thursday, December 8th, 2011
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  1. #1 |  dave smith | 

    “wrong sort of people….”

    I wouldn’t be so sure.

  2. #2 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Obama’s “support of democracy” in Egypt is what usually leads to America-hating extremist regimes. I know chimps who would design better US foreign policy than what the US has actually had as foreign policy AND still look adorable in a diaper.

    It isn’t an Obama problem. Every Administration does the same terrible job.

  3. #3 |  David | 

    Also, San Diego isn’t a state.

  4. #4 |  Kerade | 

    Regarding the school principal story: now where’s that recipe for Schadenfreude Pie?

  5. #5 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    “wrong sort of people….”

    Ahh, the old “pray and lay” special. Combine with a “wake and bake” and that’s a good Sunday.

  6. #6 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    Also, San Diego isn’t a state.

    Unlike Boise?

  7. #7 |  Mattocracy | 

    ‘Counting’ surrendered to the Big 10 a while ago too.

  8. #8 |  FridayNext | 

    Unless the brothel rents out young boys, yes, the wrong sort of people. Kind of like a Mormon Temple moving in next to a Starbucks. All the traffic, none of the customers.

  9. #9 |  Highway | 

    Unfortunately, scum like that principal won’t ever make the ironic connection that the policies he loved to enforce, using “We have to practice Zero Tolerance” are the same ones that bit him on the ass. That jerk will go to his grave thinking that it’s the way it has to be for the kids.

  10. #10 |  Dante | 

    ” Documents show ATF pressured reluctant gun merchants to sell into Fast and Furious, then used the sales to call for more gun control. ”

    This is not an accident, or an “isolated incident”. This is how our Federal Government works. They create a problem for you, and then they “solve” it for you (but not really). Then the “public servants” hold lavish press conferences to announce what an outstanding job they are doing enriching and empowering themselves at everyone else’s expense.

    Then they buy yet another vacation home, and jet off to enjoy it.

    Protect & Serve (Themselves!)

  11. #11 |  Witch | 

    Oh really just one mistake in 44 years, and how many does he think that child made in 9 years or wasn’t that important to him then, if not why is it important to him now? One strike you’re out!

  12. #12 |  PeeDub | 

    Yeah, that principal gets my best Nelson “HAAAAA Haaaaaa”

  13. #13 |  Scooby | 

    Got another source for the BATFE documents? CBS News doesn’t have a great history with government documents.

  14. #14 |  Yizmo Gizmo | 

    “School principal gets firsthand lesson in zero tolerance.”

    So, basically, an overreaction to an overreaction, all based
    on a kid calling a teacher cute, which was, most likely, just
    an overreaction.

  15. #15 |  JSL | 

    Scooby, sadly the only mainstream media agency reporting on this case seriously is CBS.

    Oversight comittee site on FnF: http://issues.oversight.house.gov/fastandfurious/

  16. #16 |  CyniCAl | 

    “Jerry Bostic, principal of Brookside Elementary School in Gastonia, told WSOC on Tuesday night that he had retired because of the controversy.” ‘One mistake in 44 years, and I’m not given the benefit of the doubt. I really don’t believe I was treated fairly,’ Bostic told the station.”

    Wow, he was just one mistake from being God. Nice 44-year run, douchebag. What a window into the mind of a State agent. I’m almost sorry I looked.

  17. #17 |  (B)oscoH | 

    The Big 10 did away with counting a decade ago. Also, look for UCLA to drop football (50-0, hah!) and join the Big East in basketball. They won’t even get local geography right.

  18. #18 |  Dave Krueger | 

    School principal gets firsthand lesson in zero tolerance.

    I can’t believe he was forced out? Oh, wait. I forgot. He was the principal, so he can be fired.

  19. #19 |  Marty | 

    I love irony- the principal getting fired is right in my wheel house.

  20. #20 |  Mike | 

    I’m glad there is finally a pushback against absurd, false sexual harrassemnt claims. We need more of this.

  21. #21 |  Irving Washington | 

    If we don’t sell LTL ammo to Egypt, and they wind up using bullets, how would that work out for us?

  22. #22 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    The State and companies running prisons should be held liable for prison rapes. At least in the case where they were negligent.

    This would match the liabilities for just about every other known entity in the world. If you’re going to take on that responsibility, you get the liability.

  23. #23 |  Cynic in New York | 

    RE: Raping of illegal immigrants

    Give it time it will happen. I’m sure Buchanan or any of the Paleocons (whether in the media or the legions of them who troll Libertarian blogs whenever a immigration thread is brought up) has an article defend such sick practices. Expect the “…there NOT citizens defense” to be used.

  24. #24 |  Jim Collins | 

    This should be the quote of the month.
    ” “One mistake in 44 years, and I’m not given the benefit of the doubt. I really don’t believe I was treated fairly,” Bostic told the station.”

    Like he treated the kid fairly and gave him the “benefit of the doubt”.

  25. #25 |  HD | 

    Why wouldn’t the US arm a crackdown on peaceful protesters in Egypt? Why should the Egyptian students’ who have occupied Tahrir Square be treated any differently than those who occupied an open space in Davis, NY, LA, Philly, or any number of other places in the US?

  26. #26 |  Brandon | 

    Irving, that’s a joke, right?

  27. #27 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    That Principal was treated for than fairly. Mercifully, even. He should have been publicly horsewhipped.

    Somebody needs to tell him “When your ‘one mistake’ proves conclusively that you have the intillectual capacity and judgement of a turnip, one is all you get.”

  28. #28 |  Dave Krueger | 

    For a cop, one mistake means nothing. There has to be a trend.

  29. #29 |  Tim P | 

    Did I just read that the author of this site thinks Republicans are for raping women? I don’t find anything funny at all about that, I think it’s sick and I hope it comes back to hurt you.

  30. #30 |  Wahappan? | 

    Boyd Durkin
    “This would match the liabilities for just about every other known entity in the world. If you’re going to take on that responsibility, you get the liability.”

    Of course, that’s what government’s all about: power without responsibility, authority without accountability.

  31. #31 |  Kevin Wilmeth | 

    “Got another source for the BATFE documents? CBS News doesn’t have a great history with government documents.”

    Yes.

    It’s true that CBS has a pretty crappy history with a lot of things–just like all their peers. That’s why when a Sharyl Attkisson actually begins reporting a story in the tradition of watchdog (vs. lapdog), it sticks out like a sore thumb. I could hardly believe it when I saw her first F&F story myself, but she continues to act like a real reporter, despite intimidation attempts and plenty of empty ridicule. She’s far from perfect, but I’m actually impressed.

    If anyone here wants to follow the F&F story, go to the people that Attkisson got it from: the whole thing got its start when street agents at ATF (writing at the site cleanupatf.org) actually approached bloggers Mike Vanderboegh and David Codrea as whistleblowers. Now the irony in this origin is a rather complete story unto itself, as Vanderboegh and Codrea are, ah, not exactly what you’d call fans of ATF, nor particularly of Congress. Nonetheless, they were deemed honest enough by the field agents to wind up the preferred conduits between their own feared management, mainstream media and what have now become Congressional investigators.

    Mike and David have been churning out the “Gunwalker” (F&F) content pretty much full-time for almost a full year now, and there is a lot of it. To my knowledge they have been supported in every claim they’ve yet made by both the whistleblowers and the paper evidence they have produced, and have started to weather just the sort of telltale retaliatory and harassment attacks and smears that you would expect when there’s real fire to go with the smoke.

    Mike and David are certainly quirky, and way too direct for mainstream sensibilities, but they are the real deal. You want the full story on Gunwalker, you go to them.

    (To Radley: methinks this is a story worth picking up. If you check it out for yourself, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.)

  32. #32 |  Stick | 

    “wrong sort of people….” –
    I worked on a construction job across the street from that brothel a couple of years ago. It’s a medium to high class brothel in the commercial area of Chatswood ( a fairly well monied suburb of Sydney). Yes, prostitution is legal here.

  33. #33 |  Dave Krueger | 

    Regarding the “wrong sort of people” item…

    Back in the days of sexhysteria.com, I came across a story about church members picketing a local strip club. The strippers eventually started returning the favor by picketing the church on Sunday mornings. I think I can say with some certainty that that kind of community interaction would create just the incentive needed to encourage church attendance by the the otherwise spiritually resistant adolescent male demographic.

    I hope there is a special place in hell for moral crusaders (and I hope it’s surrounded by brothels, strip clubs, and perpetual flamboyant gay rights paraders).

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